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[ nooz, nyooz ]
/ nuz, nyuz /
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noun (usually used with a singular verb)
a report of a recent event; intelligence; information: His family has had no news of his whereabouts for months.
the presentation of a report on recent or new events in a newspaper or other periodical or on radio or television.
such reports taken collectively; information reported: There's good news tonight.
a person, thing, or event considered as a choice subject for journalistic treatment; newsworthy material.Compare copy (def. 5).
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Origin of news

1425–75; late Middle English newis, plural of newe new thing, novelty (see new); on the model of Middle French noveles (plural of novele), or Medieval Latin nova (plural of novum); see novel2

OTHER WORDS FROM news

newsless, adjectivenews·less·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for news

news
/ (njuːz) /

noun (functioning as singular)
current events; important or interesting recent happenings
information about such events, as in the mass media
  1. the news a presentation, such as a radio broadcast, of information of this typethe news is at six
  2. (in combination)a newscaster
interesting or important information not previously known or realizedit's news to me
a person, fashion, etc, widely reported in the mass mediashe is no longer news in the film world

Derived forms of news

newsless, adjective

Word Origin for news

C15: from Middle English newes, plural of newe new (adj) on model of Old French noveles or Medieval Latin nova new things
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with news

news

see bad news; break the news; no news is good news.

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